Billy Frank Jr., leader of Northwest 'fish wars' that restored tribal rights, dies at 83

  • by: GENE JOHNSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 5, 2014 - 7:35 PM

SEATTLE — Billy Frank Jr., a tribal fisherman who led the "fish wars" that restored fishing rights and helped preserve a way of life for American Indians in the Northwest four decades ago, died Monday at 83.

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